I come into your Cafe infrequently but do try to get there as often as I can. I support your mission and laud your "not for profit" status. I want to support you!
But...every time I come in I silently ask, 'Why do you look so far away and angry? Like you have a bone to pick with life.
Living in this space—is this where you want to be?
Today I was especially noticing this and had to ask you aloud, "Are you happy?"
Do you remember this and your sputtering and then asking me back in a somewhat sarcastic tone, "Are you happy?"
I told you yes that I am. I had just come from yoga and the fluidity of my emotions at that moment marked happy. I understand that we can't always be happy but I have yet to catch you with a smile or a genuine hello. As I was leaving today and was trailing out the door you said loudly so that I could hear, "there is a lot of things in our world to be unhappy about!" and I answered back, "Be the Change"
I now have something for you. It is a card that I picked when I got home and I drew this especially for you as I was enjoying your delicious coffee from your cafe. I had brought my cards to yoga and said to myself. I need to bring these cards today. I usually ignore these hunches but today I didn’t. I didn’t pull them out at yoga—the timely seemed wrong, I hesitated to pull one for you a few minutes later when I walked in to your store. Will she think me flaky? Will those around me? It didn’t seem the right timing. But now at home Spirit calls me back to draw one. Maybe I won’t even give it to you. Maybe this card is for me??
Discernment is the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well (or the activity of so doing). In the case of judgment, discernment can be psychological or moral in nature. In the sphere of judgment, discernment involves going past the mere perception of something and making nuanced judgments about its properties or qualities. Considered as a virtue, a discerning individual is considered to possess wisdom, and be of good judgement; especially so with regard to subject matter often overlooked by others. (Wikipedia)
Maybe this card is for both of us? Maybe I am judging you as harshly as you seem to be judging the world?
May the light of all higher beings radiate out from you and me into the situations in the world that you would like to see changed, and as your world changes let it be that the world around us changes too…by the Grace of Whomever you Bow to…I pray this with an open heart. I stand behind you.
I understand that there may be more to the story as there always is and this is what discernment is all about. Let us remember this as we judge the state of the world and each other, and with a compassionate heart let's try to remember to keep our eyes open for the big picture instead of just the glance.The glance that if we look into the looking glass too deeply in just one way then we might just get lost and fall in and then miss it. IT being the bigger Story. And there is always a bigger story. So many layers. Layers upon layers upon layers. This is Life. Right and Wrong... it is usually more than black and white.
The world may be imperfect but for now let's accept it as it is as we Be the Change...and I ask you to please have faith in the power of your smile when I come in the next time and I will try hard to glance back with a discerning eye and a non judgmental hello and maybe you will want to pick you own card next time.
A Different Day...A Different look... The French Broad River--she is the second oldest to the Nile. One of the only rivers that runs South to North
Thank you, God for allowing me the Fulfillment of Embodiment so as to release Addictions.
I am full.
I am full of Life.
I am full of Flavor,
Nuances of your Essence.
I am Full.
I am Full of You in every Form that you come to me.
Om Namah Shivaya.
Thy will be done....
Storytelling from on and off the mat